After a few years of waiting, construction has finally begun on the second phase of Journal Squared, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood. Back in August, YIMBY interviewed Mayor Fulop who indicated progress on the site would be imminent, and now the latest photos from apophenic show that excavation has officially commenced on the tower. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects, it will stand 72 floors and 759 feet to its rooftop.
Jersey City‘s soon-to-be-tallest skyscraper at 99 Hudson Street has had a fairly speedy rise into the skyline following its ground-breaking back in January of 2016. YIMBY last checked in on the project in August of last year, when foundation work had just begun, and since then, the building has sprouted well above ground. Now, the tower is rising above the garage and retail portion, and facade installation has also begun.
As Jersey City’s waterfront boom only keeps getting bigger, the action over at Journal Square has taken a backseat, especially with the completion of the first tower within Journal Squared. But with that project’s second phase now getting ready to break ground, plans for the nearby One Journal Square are also apparently gearing to move forward.
Jersey City’s boom only seems to be getting more impressive as the year goes on, and now another tower is set to rise on the city’s skyline, at 25 Columbus Drive. The 52-story building will be designed by Handel Architects and developed by L+M Development Partners, and will have 750 rental apartments, a 35,000 square-foot school, four storefronts covering 16,485 square feet of retail space, and a public plaza, according to Jersey Digs. No completion date has been announced yet.
Jersey City’s ongoing boom will give its skyline new tallest towers along the waterfront, and eventually out in Journal Square as well. While those projects may be the most high-profile, a collection of other skyscrapers are rising in tandem across the rest of the city, and now, Jersey is set to get its own architectural equivalent of Manhattan’s Silver Towers, as proposed for 560-580 Marin Boulevard. According to Jersey Digs, the project will have 750 apartments, as well as 240,000 square feet of non-residential square footage, alongside a 1,098-space parking garage. The proposal has already received most of its necessary approvals, and the site is currently occupied by parking lots and a four-story warehouse, which will soon be demolished.